The shepherds were the overlooked of their day. It was hard for the people to imagine God bringing word of the Savior to people unclean for worship. But God saw their worth and value. May we have eyes like God and not overlooked anyone.
The innkeeper could have closed the door on Mary and Joseph, but instead went out of his way to offer a little shelter. We have opportunities daily to touch others with Christ's love if we'll open our eyes and let ourselves be interrupted.